The Straight Story: On the Passage of Time and David Lynch’s Cautious, Small-scale Optimism

"It was a really hopeful time, and things were going up instead of going down. You got the feeling that you could do anything. The future was bright. Little did we know we were laying the groundwork then for a disastrous future. All the problems were there, but it was somehow glossed over.  And then…Read more The Straight Story: On the Passage of Time and David Lynch’s Cautious, Small-scale Optimism

Film Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Ana Lily Amirpour's freshman effort, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, is the ultimate example of a hodgepodge film. Self-described as "the first Iranian vampire western," Amirpour's audacious narrative does indeed dance across multiple genres. As many "critics" have noted, the film also tips its hat to the work of the video store brats…Read more Film Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Film Review: A Late Quartet (2012)

A Late Quartet is certainly one of the sturdiest, unassuming films that I've seen in a while. Written and directed by Yaron Ziberman with a screenplay assist by Seth Grossman, the film is a straightforward drama with only modest ambitions. While unsurprising in its storytelling and aesthetics, A Late Quartet features superb acting and a…Read more Film Review: A Late Quartet (2012)